NCAA The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time  

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A list of the best Oklahoma Sooners of all time. Beginning in 1895, the University of Oklahoma began its illustrious football program. To many in the Heartland, Oklahoma football has maintained a standard of excellence since that time. The school has been long associated with winning football and has produced some of the best players in college football history.

Oklahoma has a history of winning national titles, with seven claimed and a whopping ten unclaimed championships. Oklahoma is known for having one of the most fearsome defensive lines in college football history. Led by pro football Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma can boast having a number of powerhouses along its defensive front. That doesn't even include the school's five Heisman Trophy winners. Sam Bradford is the most recent Oklahoma Sooner to bring the Heisman back to Norman. During his time in school, Bradford set a number of records and was the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft when he was selected by the St. Louis Rams.

Other famous players who are considered some of the greatest Sooners ever are flamboyant linebacker Brian Bosworth and running back Adrian Peterson. All Day powered Oklahoma to the 2004 BCS Championship game where it succumbed to USC. In fact, Oklahoma Sooners running backs have been among the best in college football. Since Bob Stoops became head coach in 1998, Oklahoma has had some of its best players and has a prosperous run. The school is a fixture in both the AP and Coaches Poll.

This is the list of the best Oklahoma Sooners football players of all time. If you notice a player who deserves to be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Sooners player ever. 
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1
611 202
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

2
439 143
Billy Sims is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

3
246 43
Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
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4
390 131
Lee Roy Selmon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive end

5
445 171
Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

6
263 82
Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle

7
278 90
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Safety

8
326 119
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

9
383 154
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

10
242 86
Joe Washington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

11
202 72
Steve Owens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

12
219 84
Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tight end

13
242 96
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14
107 17
Sterling Shepard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Silverhammer added Sterling Shepard

Wide Receiver

15
171 67
Greg Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

16
156 58
Tommie Harris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle

17
143 48
Marcus Dupree is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

18
163 67
Tony Casillas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

19
151 56
Lucious Selmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive lineman

20
140 49
Trent Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

21
162 67
Rocky Calmus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

22
131 46
Dewey Selmon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

23
178 86
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

24
84 23
Jamelle Holieway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

25
119 51
Tommy McDonald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

26
73 25
J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

27
113 54
Billy Vessels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back, Halfback

28
78 28
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tight end

29
102 50
Jack Mildren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

30
87 43
Teddy Lehman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

31
54 19
Steve Davis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

32
96 60
Josh Heupel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

33
89 51
Rod Shoate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

34
81 45
Mark Gregory Clayton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver

35
82 49
Jimbo Elrod is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

36
72 47
Derrick Strait is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Cornerback

37
43 20
Uwe von Schamann is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Placekicker

38
70 45
Jammal Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tackle

39
46 22
Spencer Tillman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

40
37 18
Tinker Owens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver

41
38 20
Rickey Dixon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

42
41 24
Thomas Lott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Thomas Lott

43
36 22
Torrance Marshall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

44
67 49
Landry Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

45
33 18
Elvis Peacock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

46
118 99
Darren Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
MikeHigley added Darren Kilpatrick

47
51 41
George Cumby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

48
57 48
Rick Bryan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

49
29 17
Buster Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver

50
57 38
Rufus Alexander is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker